Monday, January 16, 2017

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

My rating: 4.0

This novel explores the many forms of being a 'mother' including all "the mothers" at the church who pray for everyone. Beautiful 17 year old Nadia who is reeling from her mothers suicide gets swept up with 21 year old Luke. When she finds out she is pregnant, she makes the decision to get an abortion and finds out that this decision doesn't end with the termination of her child's life.

I was surprised that this is Bennett's first novel and hope it isn't her last. The writing was beautiful and I felt that she really pulled off the collective voice of  'the mothers' at the church.


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